PLS Permissions Publisher Testimonials


Oxford University Press Logo

“Since making the transition to using PLS Permissions services, we have been able to provide a quicker, far more efficient service to those seeking permission. It has saved us time and allowed us to simplify our process and focus on the important aspects of permissions, whilst avoiding getting delayed by mechanical processes. So far PLS Permissions is proving to be a real game-changer.”

Ben Kennedy
Permissions Team Lead
Oxford University Press (Permissions Direct)

Liverpool University Press Logo

“In a busy office with only 20 staff, time is at a premium.  PLS Permissions takes away the time-consuming administration of permissions in-house whilst at the same time placing this important part of our business in the hands of the national experts. By working with PLS we also create a central point of reference for authors, streamlining the permissions process that will enhance scholarship that has not yet been written.”

Anthony Cond
Managing Director
Liverpool University Press (Permissions Assist)

Edward Elgar Logo

"The volume of incoming permissions clearance requests that  we receive does not warrant a dedicated full time role and so makes it difficult and costly to build expertise, develop appropriate technology and create seamless processes. Outsourcing this function to PLSclear has allowed us to professionalise our permissions service to authors and licensees, freeing up our time to focus on publishing great books."

Tim Williams
Managing Director
Edward Elgar Publishing (Permissions Assist)

Manchester University Press Logo

"Manchester University Press have been working with PLS for handling permission requests since 2016 and throughout this time have found the service to be very efficient and easy to use. One thing we have found extremely valuable is the saving on internal resources due to the automated nature of the system which not only generates offers based on the criteria we set and provides end-user licenses but also collects payments and distributes related royalties which saves us a huge amount of time.

The PLS team are very approachable and helpful and always happy and quick to assist us with any help that we may need. We also find the PLS reporting system of extreme benefit as we are able to very quickly and easily gather market intelligence leading to a better understanding of our customer requirements which can in turn be used to review our offers to generate further interest in our products.

We are very pleased with the service to date and look forward to a continued partnership with PLS."

Shelly Turner
Head of Sales
Manchester University Press (Permissions Direct)

Kogan Page Logo

“Kogan Page have been using PLS PermissionsDirect since October 2017. As the PLS Clear service gains traction in the market, it is great to be able to offer another permissions clearance service to our authors, as well as use the service ourselves to streamline and manage permissions requests. We have been able to offer a swifter service to requestors using the service”.

Amy Joyner
Head of Rights and Licensing
Kogan Page (Permissions Direct)


Saqi Books Logo

“Working with PLS has really streamlined our permissions process at Saqi. The team at PLS are always helpful and professional –  [PLS Permissions is] the perfect solution for publishing houses looking to make their way of handling permissions more efficient.”

Elizabeth Briggs
Editor and Marketing Manager
Saqi Books, Telegram, The Westbourne Press (Permissions Assist)

Birlinn Logo

"The switch to PLS administering our permissions has been a blessing. The process is handled with efficiency, expedition and courtesy saving me a lot of time into the bargain."

Neville Moir 
Publishing Director 
Birlinn (Permissions Assist)


Intellect Books Logo

"Using the PLS Permissions service to manage our permissions requests has been a great move for us. Being able to outsource the whole process to experts is very reassuring, and the PLS team are always very responsive and helpful."

May Yao
Production Director
Intellect Limited (Permissions Assist)


Pluto Books Logo

 "We have been using the service for just over a year and, while we have not seen an increase in the number of requests we receive, PLS Permissions has allowed us to streamline what used to be a daunting and time-consuming process, avoiding for example the numerous back and forth required to gather all the necessary details and set a fee.”

Tania Palmieri
Rights Manager
Pluto Press

Oldcastle Books Logo

"We've been using PLS Permissions for a few years now and I would absolutely recommend the service to other publishers. PLS handle all our permissions queries from beginning to end and we hardly need to get involved at all. It's a really seamless, fantastic process and I have absolute faith that they get the best permission deal for us. As a small organisation, time and resources are limited so being able to trust someone else with our permissions is hugely helpful."

Clare Quinlivan
Publishing Manager
Oldcastle Books (Permissions Assist)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

"The PLS Permissions Service has transformed the management of our permissions activities from being an onerous task that took up time and energy to a smooth, efficient and user-friendly process.

As one of the early adopters of PLSclear in 2016, we worked closely with PLS on the development of the service. The easily searchable database, straightforward questionnaire and transparent fee structure means that those wishing to reuse our content can find what they need, clearly see what they are buying, and receive a quick and businesslike response."
Mark Scott
Sales Director
Jessica Kingsley Publishers (Permissions Assist)

"It has been really helpful to have PLSclear handle our permissions requests. The PLSclear service ensures that our requestors receive consistent charging in a timely manner."

Stephen Tyers
Rights Executive
SPCK/IVP (Permissions Assist)

“PLS Permissions is a very efficient and well run service. We receive quarterly statements from them which are clear and transparent and the associated payments are always prompt.”

Timothy Wright
Chief Executive 
Edinburgh University Press 
(Permissions Assist)


"Dunedin uses PLSclear both for making permission requests and for granting permissions. It is simple and straightforward to use and saves a great deal of time by allowing permissions to be dealt with simply in one place."

Anthony Kinahan
Dunedin Academic Press


"The PLS Permissions service works well for us. Pluto Journals is a small outfit and permissions is potentially a complex area. So we are grateful we can outsource permission to PLS. And better, PLS is responsive when and if we have a query.”

Roger van Zwanenberg
Managing Director
Pluto Journals (Permissions Assist)